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    • The Invention of Nature

    • The Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt, the Lost Hero of Science
    • By: Andrea Wulf
    • Narrated by: David Drummond
    • Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) is the great lost scientist: more things are named after him than anyone else. There are towns, rivers, mountain ranges, the ocean current that runs along the South American coast; there's a penguin, a giant squid - even the Mare Humboldtianum on the moon. His colourful adventures read like something out of a Boy's Own story.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic

    • By Inge Buchanan on 24-01-2017

    Regular price: $39.02

    • Alexander von Humboldt und die Erfindung der Natur

    • By: Andrea Wulf
    • Narrated by: Christian Baumann
    • Length: 15 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Die große Biografie eines Universalgenies. Andrea Wulf vergegenwärtigt das pralle Leben des Universalgenies Alexander von Humboldt und zeigt ihn als interdisziplinären Forscher sui generis. Natur wird bei Humboldt quasi neu erfunden: In ihrer ganzen Fülle als Lebensnetz, als moderne Ausgestaltung der wirkmächtigen Idee von der "great chain of being". Wulf macht deutlich, worin Humboldt seiner Zeit weit voraus war und unverändert wichtig bleibt.

    Regular price: $15.06

    • Chasing Venus

    • By: Andrea Wulf
    • Narrated by: Robin Sachs
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
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    On a summer's day in June 1761, astronomers all over the world cast their eyes to the sky to witness a rare astronomical event: the transit of Venus across the face of the sun. It was one of the most important collaborations of scientific history, as by racing to different points around the world and comparing results, these men hoped to unlock the key to one of the most pressing questions of the Enlightenment: the distance between the Earth and the sun, which would allow them to calculate the dimensions of our solar system.

    Regular price: $29.96

    • The Founding Gardeners

    • By: Andrea Wulf
    • Narrated by: Antonia Bath
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
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    A follow-up to Andrea Wulf's award-winning and critically acclaimed history of British gardening, this is the story of how George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and James Madison's passion for nature, plants, agriculture and gardens shaped the birth of America.

    Regular price: $31.21